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Library Collections

Library Catalog

NameDescription
Books and Pamphlets Published (including self-published), books, booklets, pamphlets, typescripts, etc.
Serials (Periodicals) Our collection includes complete or near-complete runs of several historically significant local newspapers, as well as journals, magazines, and newsletters.
Sound Library Published music and spoken word recordings.
Video Library Published videos on topics related to our collecting mission.

Online Serial Collections

Serial TitleCatalog RecordFeatured ArticlesFull Issues
Academy Herald [1877-1879] View Catalog Record    Browse Full Issues
Academy Herald [1897- ] View Catalog Record    Browse Full Issues
The Bethel Journals View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles Visit The Bethel Journals website
The Bethel News View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles  
The Broad Street Herald View Catalog Record   Browse Full Issues
The Courier [BHS publication] View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles Browse Full Issues
The Oxford County Citizen View Catalog Record Browse Featured Articles  

Archives Collections

Artificial Collections

NameDescription
Genealogy Files Vertical files containing items connected to the genealogy of families from our region. May contain handwritten notes left by previous researchers, photocopied pages from local history books, research done by our volunteers in response to requests for information, etc.
Research Files Vertical files containing organized by topical subject headings. These files are intended to provide a basic starting point for those researching particular topics. They may contain handwritten notes, photocopied documents, references to where materials can be found, etc.
Ephemera Boxes Paper ephemera that are not part of a numbered collection are sorted under topical headings.
Miscellaneous Items Unique items such as manuscripts, letters, etc. that are not part of numbered collections.
Print Indexes Unique 3 x 5" index card files and typed indexes created by our volunteers and staff.

Numbered Collections

NumberCollection NameFinding AidBrowse ItemsAvailability
COLL 1 Gould Academy Archives View Finding Aid Browse Items (Partial) Mixed Availability
COLL 2 Oxford County Grange Hall Tour Project View Finding Aid Browse Items (Partial) In-house Use Only
COLL 3 Oxford County County Historic Resource Survey   Browse Items (Partial) Mixed Availability
COLL 4 BHS Oral History Project   Browse Items (Full) In-house Use Only
COLL 5 BHS Video Collection   Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 6 Maine Mineral Symposium Videos View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 7 Mason House Model Construction Photos View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 8 BHS Audio Collection   Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 9 Charles R. Huntoon Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 10 Charles Horne MPR Collection   Browse Items (Full) In-house Use Only
COLL 11 BHS Slide Collection     In-house Use Only
COLL 12 Richard Ade Interviews   Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 13 Stuart Martin Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 14 Fifield-Wilkins Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 15 Brown-Nickerson Family Recordings View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 16 Proctor-Haines-Abbott Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 17 Town Records of Grafton and Newry View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 18 Town Records of Mason    Browse Items (Full) Available Online
COLL 19 West Parish Congregational Church Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 20 Mt. Abram Lodge I.O.O.F. Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 21 Town Records of Albany   Browse Items (Partial) Mixed Availability
COLL 22 Eva Bean Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 23 Hattie Harris Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 24 Twitchell-French-Smith Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 25 East Bethel Road Reprint Information View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 26 Newton's Store Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 27 Bethel National Bank Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 28 J. A. Thurston Company Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 29 Moses Mason House Restoration Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 30 Indian Raid '81 Materials View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 31 Bethel Airport Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 32 Bethel School Records, 1825-1889 View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 33 Diaries of Carrie M. (Swan) Bartlett View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 34 Faye Sanborn Taylor Receipts View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 35 Bethel Hose Co. No. 1 Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 36 Greenback Party Correspondence View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 37 Pynelis and Camp Aziscoos Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 38 Beryl Morgan Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 39 Alice and Arnol R. Brown Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 40 Bethel Families in 1790 Information View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 41 Correspondence with Dublin Historical Society View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 42 Diaries of Henry C. Prentiss View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 43 Diaries of Maud Pratt Farwell View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 44 Hall Family Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 45 West Bethel Union Church Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 46 Town of Mason Treasurer's Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 47 William and Henry Hastings Account Books View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 48 Bethel Historical Society Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 49 Leonard Bond Chapman Scrapbooks View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 50 Town Records of Hanover and Howard's Gore View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 51 Leslie E. Davis Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 52 Diaries of Caleb Prentiss View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 53 Bethel Water Company Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 54 Lakehouse (Upton, Me.) Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 55 Kennabago Lake House Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 56 Fred F. Bean Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 57 East Bethel Community Association Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 58 Bethel Cemetery Associations Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 59 Marjorie Farwell Anderson Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 60 United Brothers Society Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 61 Bethel Zoning Law Petitions View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 62 Dixfield Marble Works Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 63 Jay S. Hoar Video Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 64 Mansfield Packard Tape Collection   Browse Items (Full) Mixed Availability
COLL 65 Jay S. Hoar Sunset and Dusk Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 66 Meeting House Model Construction Photos View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 67 Stan Howe 70th Birthday Photos View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 68 Berkeley Henley Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 69 Michael H. Harrington Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 70 Morton Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 71 Leroy Noyes Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 72 Bread Loaf in Schools Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 73 Anna Richardson Adams Art Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 74 Grover Family of Barker Road Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 75 Middle Intervale Meeting House Society Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 76 Mary L. Ennis Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 77 Mishemokwa Temple Pythian Sisters Records View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 78 Roberta C. Pevear Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 79 Celia K. Gorman Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 80 Dr. Harold H. Brown Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 81 Ralph L. Moore Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 82 Lapham Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 83 Valentine Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 84 John K. Brown Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 85 Amos G. Bean Family Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 86 David E. Burnham Papers View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 87 Hope Tibbetts Collection View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only
COLL 88 E. C. Vandenkerckhoven Glass Negatives View Finding Aid   In-house Use Only

Museum Collections

The Bethel Historical Society has an extensive collection of rare and unique artifacts related to the history of Bethel and the surrounding regions. In keeping with our goal to make this study collection more accessible to researchers, more information about our museum collections will be made available here at a later date.